Request a consumer or small business workshop.
The Ohio Attorney General is committed to protecting Ohio consumers from scams, fraud and other unscrupulous business practices. In addition to investigating, prosecuting and litigating consumer complaints, the Ohio Attorney General has developed a prevention program to educate Ohio consumers before they become a victim.
If your organization would like to host a workshop, complete our presentation request form or contact us at 800-282-0515.
* Please note that due to the high demand for our workshops, we ask that at least 20 people be in attendance for all presentations, with the exception of Supporting Ohio Small Businesses. Workshops are generally scheduled during business hours (9am – 5pm), Monday through Friday.
The available topics are:
Financial Fraud Targeting Older Adults.
Senior administrators will be trained to recognize the signs that an older adult is a victim of financial exploitation. They also will learn about helpful consumer resources and how to report scams and other problems to the appropriate organizations. (1 CEU credit hour is available to social workers)
Job Seekers Beware
An ailing economy can bring out the worst in people -- including companies that prey on the unemployed in their struggle to find work. Learn about the latest job opportunity scams, fake check scams, identity theft and how to protect yourself and your community.
Know Your Rights: A Consumer Guide for Students
This workshop will give students an understanding of their rights as consumers. Students will learn to recognize unfair and deceptive sales practices and gain the knowledge they need to spend wisely in today’s economy.
Seniors (age 60 and up) make up 15 percent of the population but attract 30 percent of reported fraud. Learn about the latest scams targeting our senior population, and find out how to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Shop Smart: Know Your Rights
Ohio's consumer laws will protect you from the savviest scam artists… if only you knew what they were! The Attorney General's office receives more than 25,000 consumer complaints each year. Find out the top ten complaint categories and learn how to protect yourself from fraud.
Supporting Ohio Small Businesses
This workshop helps small business owners understand consumer laws and recognize scams targeting their organizations. This workshop requires a 15 person minimum. Workshops are generally scheduled during business hours (9am – 5pm), Monday through Friday.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Identity theft is a growing trend among all populations across the nation. Learn to protect yourself from identity theft and how to address the effects of identity theft should you become a victim.